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SING-ALONG WITH THE F.R.O.G.s (Fully Rely On God) at St. Mary’s Church Hall, 1171 Smith Rd. in Navan. Enjoy some much loved favourites as well as some Christian music followed by a selection of sumptuous soups and baked breads. Tickets $15. Call 613-841-6248.

OPERA CANDY presents The Gourmet Adventures of Hansel and Gretel in the Richcraft Theatre at the Shenkman Arts Centre. Showtime 3 p.m. This delectable introduction to opera and lyrical singing is a treat for the eyes and ears! Tickets $20 for adults, $15 for children, and family of four $16 per person. A special workshop will be held before the show from 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Come before the show to meet the artists and immerse yourself in a world of vocal experiences. You can even learn a tune and choreography so that you can sing and dance like Hansel and Gretel. Cost $15. Visit

FRIENDS & FAMILY NIGHT hosted by the Bytown Beat Chorus. Come see what the Chrous is all about and enjoy some live entertainment from guest quartet “Key Rings” and the Ottawa Puppet Troupe at the Orléans United Church, 1111 Orléans Blvd. starting at 8 p.m. RSVP a member if you plan to attend.

120TH ANNIVERSARY OPEN HOUSE at J.T. Bradley’s Country Convenience Store in Navan from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. Join us for coffee and cake. and live entertainment. to celebrate our 120th burthday in the lead up to this year’s Bradley Cup hockey tournament on March 30.


East end teams go 1-for-6 in high school title games
By Fred Sherwin
March 1, 2019

The St. Peter Knights Nwike Osiagwu drives to the basket during the NCSSAA junior boys Tier 1 championship on Feb. 28. FRED SHERWIN PHOTO

February was a bleak month for the east end's high school basketball teams. What started out as a post season full of high hopes ended with only one team capturing a title while five others were left wondering what could have been after they came up short in their quest for a city championship.

The Louis Riel Rebelles had the first shot at a title, but they came up a point short in a heart-breaking overtime loss to the Longfield Davidson Heights Ravens in the senior boys AAA final on Feb. 21 despite a 21-point effort by point guard Sacha Gautheir.

Collège catholique Mer Bleue suffered the same fate in a 60-57 loss to Notre Dame High School in the senior boys 'A' final.

On Feb. 28, three more east end teams would have their shot at a city championship on the hardwood in the La Cité Collegiale gym, but all three would suffer the same fate as the Louis Riel and Mer Bleue senior boys teams.

First up was the Mer Bleue junior boys squad which ened up losing 70-59 to the Earl of March Lions in the Tier 2 final. The game was relatively close through the first two quarters, but the Lions blew the game wide open with a 25-point third quarter.

Down 20 points heading into the final stanza, Mer Bleue did their best to close the gap but ultimately lost by 11 points.

Next up was the Gisèle-Lalonde Titans senior boys team, but they too had to leave the floor in defeat after coming out on the short end of 71-61 final against the Franco-Ouest Falcons in the Tier 1 senior boys final.

The Titans trailed 22-9 after the first quarter and never recovered. They did mange to narrow the deficit to seven points at the end of the first half, but by the end of the third quarter the Falcons had reestablished a 20 point lead.

It was the same story for the St. Peter Knights junior boys team which was completely overwhelmed by the Nepean Knights in the first quarter of the Tier 1 championship game. By the time they knew what hit them they were trialing 28-8 with the game barely eight minutes old.

The 20-point deficit proved too much for St. Peter to make up and they ended up losing by 36 points.

Cairine Wilson Wildcats capture Tier 2 title

The lone bright spot in the east end were the Carine Wilson Wildcats who beat the Hillcrest Hawks 61-58 to win the senior boys Tier 2 championship.

(This story was made possible thanks to the generous support of our local business partners.)




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